Kevin Meagher

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Sinn Féin leaders   Michelle O’Neill,  Mary Lou McDonald and  Gerry Adams all spoke at a Belfast conference, An Agreed Future, at the Waterfront Hall. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has told a conference in Belfast a new approach is needed to convince unionists of the merits of Irish unity. At a S(...)

The British cultural identity of many people in the North can and must be accommodated and given expression in any united Ireland. This may involve wide-ranging constitutional change. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Last January, Sinn Féin held the first in a series of united Ireland conferences in Dublin’s Mansion House. Among the excellent presentations was a (...)

Parliament Buildings, Stormont. An idea in circulation is ‘joint authority’, which the SDLP endorsed in recent weeks as an alternative to direct rule from London. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Last Friday, British prime minister Theresa May went to Glasgow to affirm fidelity to an idea that has seldom looked shakier. Rejectin(...)

Tyrone MLA Michelle O’Neill is expected to take the reins from Martin McGuinness

It was ostensibly a conference on finding a pathway to a united Ireland. But in reality it was one of those moments for Sinn Féin. We were witnessing (...)

The annual loss from RHI, at just under £25 million (€29m), is mundane by Stormont standards. Photograph: Paul Faith.

Every Scottish schoolchild learns their country lost its independence not on the fields of Flodden or Culloden but on the shores of the Caribbean, in (...)